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Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

1. Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Take an elevator into the clouds as you ascend Santiago's iconic Sky Costanera skyscraper. Holding the title of Latin America's tallest building, a ride up to the 61st floor is a must for all visitors to Santiago. Look out over miles of Chilean landscapes from the observation deck — a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Sky Costanera structure towers over the financial district at a staggering 980 feet. Feel the world at your feet and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Andes mountains with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or by night, the experience is picture-perfect. Take the time to look at the maps and through the deck's telescopes to find Santiago's major landmarks. If you have the time, watch the sun set behind the mountains for an extra dose of the awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

2. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

Departing between 8:00 - 8:30 AM, head towards the wine-producing region of the Maipo Valley. In under an hour, you will arrive at the town of Isla de Maipo where you will make your first stop at the Tarapaca Vineyard. From there, observe the beautiful surroundings and take some fantastic photographs. See the Maipo River, which is so important to Central Chile, and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Following this, explore the town of Isla de Maipo and get to know its customs, architecture, and distinctive character. The next part of the experience starts with a visit to either De Martino, Santa Ema or Undurraga Vineyard. See the gardens, vineyards, and storage cellar at one of these traditional vineyards, ending with a wine tasting. Next, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting as you visit a small family vineyard that has been producing wines and spirits for 3 generations.  finish the tour, you're invited to the local partner's facilities, located in a beautiful agricultural field nestled between some hills. Since it's lunchtime, you'll sample the best food and drinks that local producers have to offer. Enjoy some local recipes and flavours to end this unique tour.  If you wish to be dropped in Santiago, the arrival time will be around 05:00 PM. It is possible to be dropped at your hotel in Santiago or at the airport. You may also choose to be dropped at San Antonio. If you choose the latter, the drop-off time will be 3 PM.

From Santiago: Concha y Toro Marqués Half-Day Wine Tasting

3. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Marqués Half-Day Wine Tasting

Visit the picturesque rural area of Pirque, where Viña Concha y Toro is located, one of the most important vineyards in the world. First, tour the owner’s summer gardens from the old summer house. First, stroll through the 19th-century gardens with more than 25 different grape vines, and learn about the vines from your guide. Learn about the vines' growth and have the opportunity to visit their old wineries which include the "Casillero del Diablo" with its history and legend. Finally, taste a selection of seven wines, three traditional wines during the tour and four Premium Marqués Casa Concha with your sommelier, and a fine selection of cheeses. In addition, you will receive a complimentary wine glass.

From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Half-Day Wine Tasting

4. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Half-Day Wine Tasting

Visit the picturesque rural area of Pirque, where Viña Concha y Toro is located, one of the most important vineyards in the world. The Concha y Toro Vineyard is known for its exquisite and famous wines. You will have the opportunity to tour the summer gardens of the owner's old summer house and stroll through the 19th-century gardens with more than 25 different grape vines. Learn about the growth of the vines and see the old wineries that include the "Casillero del Diablo" and discover the legend that has made Chilean wine known around the world. Taste a selection of three varieties of wines and receive your complimentary wine glass. Then make a stop at the store, where a wide assortment of wines, books, and souvenirs are offered.

Bahá'i Temple and Cousiño Macul Vineyard

5. Bahá'i Temple and Cousiño Macul Vineyard

History, architecture and wine. A combination that you cannot miss! We start our day in the direction of Viña Cousiño Macul, founded in 1856 and being one of the oldest vineyards in the Maipo Valley. The architecture of this place has a beautiful French style with a stone base and brick vaults glued with mortar (a mixture of lime, sand and egg white). Here you can enjoy a tour, learn about the history and taste its exquisite varieties of wine. Then, we will visit the Bahá`i House of Worship, the first in South America. An imposing place that stands out for its architecture and lighting, here you can connect with yourself in a calm and serene environment. Located in the foothills of the Andes, it also gives you a spectacular panoramic view of Santiago.

Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

6. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose the full-day option with a winery visit, head south for lunch at a country restaurant surrounded by nature. After lunch, choose between a visit to the Santa Rita, Concha y Toro, or Undurraga wineries for wine tastings and a tour of the wine estate. Finish the day with a visit to the top of the Sky Costanera (if option selected).

Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

7. Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

Following pick-up from your Santiago hotel, board the air-conditioned minivan and head towards the central Chilean coast. Upon arrival in Isla Negra, spend about 1.5 hours visiting Pablo Neruda's former home. Explore its personal artifacts, including his collection of ship figureheads and ships in bottles. Drive through some little towns, such as El Tabo, El Quisco and Canelo. Spend the second part of the day at Algarrobo and San Alfonso del Mar, home to the second largest swimming pool in the world and a variety of marine life. Head to Pomaire and take a break for lunch or to explore its famous clay scene. Next, take a walking tour around the craft market to see the variety of designs made by local artists. After driving back to Santiago, end your tour with a drop off at your hotel or meeting point.

Santiago: Private Half-Day City Tour

8. Santiago: Private Half-Day City Tour

Get to know the Chilean capital of Santiago on a private 3.5-hour tour. Explore the city, taste local food specialties, and learn about the history of indigenous groups and Spanish colonization of Chile. Discover this fascinating city surrounded by the snowy Andes mountains, and experience local life. After pickup at your hotel, your guide will lead you on a tour of this modern city by private vehicle. Admire the cityscape from stunning viewpoints, wander through beautiful parks, and visit museums. See the famous sights as well as hidden local gems, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

9. Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

Your tour will begin as you head to Valparaiso, the main port of Chile and one of the most important since the conquest of America. Its incomparable patrimonial wealth is why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2003. Throughout this tour, you will walk down the streets and hills of Valparaiso, which are sure to surprise you with history hiding behind every corner. You will discover old elevators, colorful stairways, and viewpoints of the endless sea. You will also explore the colorful hills with their unique architecture, many of which are decorated with well-adorned graffiti made by famous local and international artists. The next visit will be to one of the most beautiful vineyards in Casablanca Valley, where you will taste their delicious wines also have access to sale prices at the store. This 9-hour, small-group tour will eventually end with drop off back at the cruise ship terminal in San Antonio port, at the specific time requested.

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

10. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

Enjoy the comforts of a private tour as you visit the colorful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and make a stop for wine tasting at a renowned vineyard.  The tour begins with your hotel pick up and then a 1.5-hour journey to the Chilean coastline. Drive along the coast in Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops.  Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes where we will have panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor.  The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca where on most days we will spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Afterward, then drive through Viña del Mar, Chile’s “Garden City,” where you will see the city’s landmarks, including the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, as well as the city’s pristine beaches. Finally each the main destination, Plaza Sotomayor, the heart of Valparaiso. Ride up an old funicular to Concepcion and Alegre Hills. Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You will discover something new at every turn – a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery, or some little gastronomic ‘find’.  Revel in the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. After exploring Valparaiso, travel inland to the Casablanca Valley to the Casas del Bosque Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Today, Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Chile. In 1993, a family of Italian descendants established the winery. The large old pine and olive trees, and small white houses of adobe, define the name “Casas del Bosque” (Houses of the Forest).  Currently, the vineyard has 580 acres of planted vines, exclusively dedicated to the production of cool-climate varieties of wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. One of Casas del Bosque’s biggest strengths is its soil. In the hills, red clay composites of volcanic origin sit on top of decomposed granite layers formed 110 million years ago beneath the Pacific Ocean. This soil gives their wines the unique characteristic sea salt flavor.  Casas del Bosque has gained great prestige over the years and in 2010 became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile. Enjoy an informative tour, browse their gift shop, and relax in their outdoor lounge area before heading back to Santiago

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4.2 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Our guide Maru was amazing, her energy and enthusiasm were contagious. We had a great group of people which made it even more enjoyable. Maru was very knowledgeable of wine production and the various wines of the region. The restaurant and winery for lunch was delicious. We stopped at three different wineries all very distinctly unique. It was a great day!

Lovely landscape, gorgeous experience!! You can see an amazing view of all Santiago. I recommend going to top at 20.00 hrs.

Worth the price, and more if you go to the included tour once you're in the last flor

Unique experience in the tallest building in South America, 1000% recommended

Very interesting and a great wine and cheese tasting